How to Make Money with Amazon

19 Jul

amazon affiliateI had previously only focused on learning to make money with AdSense.

Focusing solely on AdSense (or any one method) to make money probably isn’t the wisest thing to do. So just over three months ago, I decided to diversify and look for something else I could add to my online portfolio.

Amazon seemed like the clear choice to me. I had heard of many making a very nice profit with Amazon and the recent California ruling brought more attention to Amazon affiliation that ever before. It’s clear that it’s a working system.. if you know how to work it.

Jump ahead to this month and I’m pretty excited to announce that my Amazon system is working well! I don’t have AdSense-like earnings to report, by any means, but I seem to have found a very steady system of making money that is working well and will be a great foundation to build on.

Last month, I earned $264 with Amazon and this month is looking to be over $300 by month’s end. I’m also quite proud to report that with my AdSense earnings last month, my combined total for the month of June was, for the first time ever, over $3000! I have always strived to show you guys videos and pictures of my earnings because I think so many sites are making numbers up and I want people to know that this is the real deal.

I’m hesitant to record videos as I don’t ever want it to be interpreted as bragging.  My desire is to show anyone that “you can do this”! It’s really possible to make a very good amount of money online when you put all your efforts and focus into making it happen.

You can make a living by blogging.

So how did I do it with Amazon? I contemplated writing another quick overview of how I am making money with Amazon but I have decided to switch gears and instead of giving you a brief overview, I want to slow it down and really expound on this process, giving some very precise details for others to build on. Please keep in mind that I’m pretty new to making money with Amazon, but based on my own experience in building sites that do well with AdSense, it’s clear to me that having a working system is all that it takes. After that, it’s just a matter of repeating.

What I’m going to do is create a detailed post on how to make money with Amazon.

If you’re someone who is already making money with Amazon, I really hope you’ll leave a few comments and let me know what you like or dislike about my system. I’m really hitting Amazon hard these days and I’m going to give it more focus than ever before in the coming months, so I hope you enjoy! I anticipate I’ll learn much more myself along this journey.

My first tip? Get very familiar with Amazon, if you aren’t already. It can be a bit confusing at first but only because there are so many tools available.  You’ll feel right at home in no time.

Be sure that you sign up as an Amazon affiliate and look for something to sell that you might enjoy! I always stress this with everything I do online.

Don’t start websites on products that you have no interest in or you’ll lose interest in the site itself.  There are so many great items on Amazon.

Pick something of interest to you every time. Find things on Amazon that you would genuinely want to refer to others. This makes the process of building a website so much more fun and you’ll really enjoy creating something that brings value to others.

If you are building bland sites just to try and make money, it all starts to seem much more like work and a lot less like the very profitable hobby it can be. If you’re not enjoying what you’re doing, you’ll do it less often and you simply won’t profit like you could and should.

Stay tuned and I’ll be posting on how to be a successful Amazon affiliate.



Amy Kastner is a Web-Designer who is passionate about design and helping others.
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  1. Hafeez Ansari May 7, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Great article. This is i was searching for. I have an account with adsense but my earned amount was not very good and i was searching some other methods and land on this article. You guide me to a quite new way. Thanks for your sharing.

  2. Elyn Patchman May 25, 2012 at 4:45 am #

    i was wanting to know if direct deposit is the only way you can get money from amazon dot com. i did read something about sending money by email with amazon but don’t know how it works. do they use money you make or money from your checking account to be able to send money by email? can you purchase items with your amazon money on amazon dot com? if so how do you do it?

  3. Patsy Herring June 3, 2012 at 4:41 am #

    it does not make sense to me.. i am trying to sell a book and other people are selling it for like 45 cents and it is a big heavy book.. and Amazon charges $3.99 for shipping which they give to you but then they also take about $3.39 out for commision… so when i go to sell it i will have to pay for the shipping on my own.. how the heck does that work.. i will be losing money.. not gaining profit??? anybody with experience please help..thanks